Before polls opened up around the country on Tuesday Nov. 6, canidates everywhere put in one last push for voter turnout. Down in Florida, Democratic hopeful Andrew Gillum held a midnight “Bring It Home” rally and he was joined by celebrity guests such as Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled, Angela Rye, Tiffany Haddish and many more.
Before midnight, thousands filled the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center at Florida A&M and danced to hip-hop classics, both new and old.
The "Bring It Home" Midnight Rally was more than a way to support Gillum, who may become Florida’s first Black governor. It was also a concert featuring performances by Gunna, Monica and Fat Joe.
During the rally, Diddy, who wore a classic “Vote Or Die” shirt, took a moment to reflect on the current insurgence of Black excellence.
"We are in the midst of a Black excellence moment, and we have the opportunity to make history,” he said. "That’s how much I believe in this man, Andrew Gillum. I believe he’s going to make a change. It's an honor for me to be here."
Once Gillum finally hit the stage, the crowd went absolutely wild, especially considering he is an alumnus of FAMU.
Gillum said he was pleased to greet the crowd as the mayor, but on Tuesday, he said there will be a different greeting.
“The next time we share the same air, the next time we get to exchange brotherly and sisterly love, the next time we get to enjoy The Marching 100, I won’t be greeting you as the mayor of Tallahassee,” Gillum said.
“If we show up and we vote, the next time I see you I will greet you as the governor of the great state of Florida,” he added. “Let’s bring it home, everybody. Let’s bring it home.”
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